Sydney Morning Herald: The Geek Behind the Penguin
Jan 28, 2003, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fran Spencer)
"This has made Torvalds and his creation rather unpopular with
Microsoft, creator of the world's most widely used operating
"Microsoft's rhetoric in the battle against what it appears to
see as the biggest threat to its stranglehold on the world's
desktops was toned down late last year, after the company decided
its attacks on 'open source' had backfired.
"Torvalds appears to find Microsoft's angst over open source,
and Linux in particular, more amusing than troubling, but warns
that the battle could get serious. 'If you're the dominant player
it's really hard to attack something that's done by people who just
like doing it, and as an industry it's politically not very
sensible to attack it...'"